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vocab for the WC final
|Belief in a single god
|The monotheistic religion of the Jews; based on the Old Testament and the Talmud
|A religion founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ
|A religion whose believers (Muslims) follow the teachings of Allah (GOD) as given to the Prophet Muhammad more than a thousand years ago.
|Agreed to practice monotheism, or the worship of only one God.
|(Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red Sea on a journey known as Exodus; he received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai.
|A Jewish Prophet who preached about the Kingdom of God, and whose teachings became the foundation of Christianity.
|The Arab prophet who founded Islam (570-632).
|Holy book of the Jewish Faith.
|The sacred writings of the Christian religion.
|The Christian Bible's first part, which contains the same books as the Jewish Bible.
|The second section of the Holy Bible. It tells us about the life, teachings, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
|A collection of sacred writings of Islam.
|A believer or follower of Islam.
|The place of worship for a Jewish congregation.
|A place for Christians to worship, and the whole body of Christians
|A muslim place of worship.
|Spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law.
|Any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to the people.
|Considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer. Jesus Christ is an example of one.
|A messenger of God.
|An enlightening or astonishing disclosure.
|Five Pillars of Islam
|Five requirements all Muslims are expected to follow. Pray five times facing Mecca, give money to the poor, declare Allah is the only girl, fast during Ramadan, make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in their lifetime.
|Religious laws that are the foundation of Christianity.
|The Islamic God.
|A holy struggle by Muslims.
|A member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad.
|Branch of Islam.
|Democratic uprising in North Africa/Middle East countries.
|President of Syria (not elected) currently facing a revolt against his rule.
|The most learned Shiite legal expert.
|President of Iran
|The increase of nations that own nuclear weapons.
|Loyalty to one's tribe; at times supercedes loyalty to ones country.
|A fundamentalist Islamic militia that ruled Afghanistan.
|Local Afghan people who came together to fight against the Soviet Government in their country.
|Islamic schools for young boys in Afghanistan
|Ethnic tribe in Afghanistan
|Pashto & Dari
|Languages spoken in Afghanistan.
|President of Afghanistan
|Passage way through the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
|An organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict.
|Heavy covering for the entire body required for Afghan women outside the home.
|Osama Bin Laden
|Al Qaeda's leader in Saudi Arabia. He believed all Muslim nations should be one country and people should be ruled by the laws of Islam. He thinks Muslims should get rid of non believers of Islam.
|A network of people started in the 1980's by a group of volunteers who came together because they were unhappy with their country's leader and feel strongly about their religious beliefs.
|Dangerous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
|Aggressiveness that involves the threat of using military force.
|Area in Pakistan.
|Asif Ali Zardari
|President of Pakistan.
|One of the four goals, "getting ahead" reaching your goals in life.
|One of the four goals, which represents your duty or your righteous path in life.
|One of the four goals, belief that all living (forms of life) are sacred and you should treat them with respect and care.
|One of the four goals, in which the +/- force is a result of a person's actions.
|Ultimate goal of a Hindu, to break free from Samsara, (the cycle of life, death, and rebirth.)
|Cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
|The social structure of social classes, also known as varnas.
|Four levels of the caste system.
|The creator of the world, who represents birth.
|Preserver, who represents life.
|Destroyer of the universe, who represents death.
|The one god, also known as the universal spirit.
|"eternal truth" oldest religion in the world, 80% of Indians practice it, emphasizes spiritual discipline.
|To worship a single God that takes on many different forms.
|The religion that emphasizes a life of moderation and compassion to learn spiritual enlightenment.
|The "awakened" one, or the "enlightened" one, who has overcome human suffering and reached enlightenment.
|The original buddha who gave up a life of luxury to discover how to stop human suffering.
|Four Noble Truths
|The basic buddhist teachings that outline the reasons people suffer, and how to end it.
|8 steps to eliminate suffering in your life and reach enlightenment.
|A state of extreme clarity that gives one a reason to see why they suffered and how to escape it.
|Union with the universe, after death.
|Mystical chinese philosophy, emphasizes a simple honest life, living at one with nature.
|Chinese philosophy based on personal morals and relation with other people.